Community services fair for seniors is set

ATLANTA---­ Atlanta City Councilmember Natalyn M. Archibong and DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson invite District 5 residents to the 12th Annual Focus Upon Senior Services Seminar (F.U.S.S.) on Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., at Drew Charter School, 301 East Lake Blvd. S.E. Atlanta.

City officials will answer water and sewer billing questions. Representatives from Georgia Power and Atlanta Gas Light will also be available to discuss money saving ideas such as senior discounts and other services for senior residents. The Atlanta Police Department and Atlanta Fire and Rescue will discuss the new Smart 911 program, and Grady Health Services will offer free blood pressure and diabetes screening.

"Living on a fixed income can be difficult in these economic times," said Councilmember Archibong. "While it's not easy for retirees, those living on a fixed income can benefit from good budgeting practices. By tracking your money, cutting unneeded expenses and taking advantage of well deserved discounts, you can stretch your income."

Invited Guests include the City of Atlanta¹s Department of Public Works; Department of Watershed Management; DeKalb Tax Commissioner Claudia G. Lawson; DeKalb Solicitor-General Sherry Boston; DeKalb County Clerk Debra Dewberry; House District 58 Representative Simone Bell; House District 89 Representative Stacey Abrams; House District 90 Representative Howard Mosby; Representatives from: the Atlanta Regional Commission Agency on Aging, Georgia Power, Atlanta Gas Light, Marta Senior Service, Senior Connections, and Grady Health Services.